Jeremy Corbyn to host four days of talks, workshops and performances in Glasgow during COP26

Jeremy Corbyn and his Peace and Justice Project will host four days of talks, workshops and performances at Websters Theatre in Glasgow on the 8th, 10th and 11th of November and at Southside Community Centre in Edinburgh on Tuesday 9th of November.

Dubbed ‘An Alternative COP26’, the series of events will bring together campaign groups, unions and performers in Scotland and the UK to raise up the voices of workers, communities and the Global South.

Highlights from the four days of events will include:

  • A ‘Climate Justice Cabaret’, that will see Corbyn join a lineup of musicians, comedians and spokenword artists including Mark Thomas, Rab Noakes, Becci Wallace, Philip Differ, Victoria McNulty and Rosa Moxham, hosted by Jim Monaghan;
  • A conversation between Corbyn and Susan Morrison at the Southside Community Centre in Edinburgh, with guest performers Calum Baird and Ghazi Hussein;
  • A panel event on ‘Towards Net Zero’ with Jeremy Corbyn and trade union leaders including Sarah Wooley (BFAWU), Roz Foyer (STUC), Mick Lynch (RMT), Denise Christie (Fire Brigades’ Union), Mick Whelan (ASLEF) and Manuel Cortes (TSSA);
  • A conversation between Corbyn and Graham Spiers about climate justice, COP26, the Peace and Justice Project and how he has adjusted after his time as Labour leader, featuring guest performer Maeve Mackinnon.

Jeremy Corbyn MP, founder of the Peace and Justice Project, said: “The climate emergency is a ‘code red for humanity’ is a critical warning. We need radical and rapid change to our dangerously broken and destructive political and economic system. 

“Our future is being stolen from under us by a coalition of big polluters and big banks, propped up by weak politicians too scared to take them on.

“I can’t wait to be in Scotland during COP26 to add my voice – and more importantly raise up the voices of others – to propose radical and rapid change. 

“That change must be environmental but also social and economic. Our crises of inequality, climate, Covid 19 and democracy are all linked. The climate is a class issue at home and an international justice for the world. Those who have done the least harm suffer the most and the first. That’s why the demands of workers and the Global South need to be at the centre of our campaign for climate justice. 

“Our events will raise their demands through talks and discussions as well as music and art from hugely talented performers.” 

Spoken word artist Victoria McNulty, recent winner of  the Scots Language Awards’ Scots Writer O the Year said, “We need to work towards a critique of the power structures that contribute to our Climate Emergency. I’m delighted to be part of events that work towards that.”

For more information about the events, please visit www.thecorbynproject.com/cop26 

Image: Jeremy Corbyn. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chathamhouse/34292338920/. Author: Chatham House, London, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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